Do wear socks made of synthetic fibers that wick moisture away
your skin to help prevent blisters and athlete's foot.
Do fit your running shoes or other sports shoes with the type
you intend to wear them with.
Do replace your running shoes often. Replace them at least every
350 - 450 miles run.
Don't wear new shoes in a race. Do make sure you have at least
75 - 100 miles of running use of your shoes before wearing them
in a marathon.
Do wear sport specific running shoes. Running shoes do not have
the lateral support needed for tennis. Help yourself avoid ankle
sprains and other injuries.
Warm up slowly and gently before your runs and especially before
doing speed work.
Do replace your running shoes often, at least every 350 - 450
Do break in new sport shoes before racing or using them for
a long run or workout. Break in your sport socks before using
them for a long run or marathon.
Do use sunscreen to prevent solar injury to your skin in all
Do make certain that you taper properly before your fall marathon.
Most recommendations are for a 3 or 4 week taper before the